12 Apr '11, 1am

Giant fish help grow the Amazon rainforest

Bushmeat hunting alters forest structure in Africa (11/04/2010) According to the first study of its kind in Africa, bushmeat hunting impacts African rainforests by wiping-out large mammals and birds—such as forest elephants, primates, and hornbills—that are critical for dispersing certain tree species. The study, published in Biotropica , found that heavy bushmeat hunting in the Central African Republic changes the structure of forest species by favoring small-seeded trees over large-seeded, leading to lower tree diversity of trees that have big seeds. How the overlooked peccary engineers the Amazon, an interview with Harald Beck (09/20/2010) When people think of the Amazon rainforest, they likely think of roaring jaguars, jumping monkeys, marching ants, and squeezing anacondas. The humble peccary would hardly be among the first animals to cross their mind, if they even kn...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0411-hance_pacu_seeddispers...

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